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Photo collected from Sarah Podrasky.

FEATURE: Can We Comeback?

Nomso Enyinnaya, Reporter November 30, 2023

Founded during the 2000s, the African/African-American diversity group known as ‘Can We Talk’ [CWT] started its way into becoming a stepping stone for cultural awareness within the school but as members...

Celebrating with his teammates, senior Drew Rosenthal runs toward the student section after a goal at a varsity soccer game on Sept. 5.

SPORTS: Fall Sports Highlights

Nick Sprecker, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

With the conclusion of the first quarter and the beginning of November, fall sports have wrapped up for all programs. The Firebirds left their mark on the 2023 season, and now is a great time to highlight...

Reaching out, a student is shown purchasing a breakfast bar from second chance breakfast. The newly implemented second chance breakfast program was put on hold for Nov. 10 and Nov. 13 after a physical altercation erupted during second chance breakfast.

NEWS: Second Chance Breakfast Paused

Elliot Skillman, Reporter November 28, 2023

In the morning of Thursday, Nov. 9, tensions erupted during second chance breakfast leading to a fight breaking out between students. As a result, some staff had to intervene in order to keep the altercation...

The franchise, Dirty Dough, made its opening on Nov 17. Off of Bob Billings, the business sits next to Subway. They offer many different flavors of warm, gooey cookies.

REVIEW: The Scoop on Dirty Dough

Maria Mosconi, Reporter November 27, 2023

Dirty Dough, an innovative cookie store on Wakarusa and Bob Billings, had its grand opening on Nov. 17. Since starting in 2020 in a college dorm, the franchise has opened 21 stores since. The franchise...

Student songwriters senior Natalie Riley and senior Ayden Tindall partnered up to create their single Right Side. Photo collected from Natalie Riley.

FEATURE: Classroom Melodies

Phoebe Morris, Reporter November 17, 2023

High school songwriters often feel they are able to add components that many other professionals can't speak on. Not only do their lyrics defer from those at a professional standpoint, but it also incorporates...

 On her phone, senior Cydnee Price looks through the lineup roster for her fantasy football team.

OPINION: Fantasy Football

Nick Sprecker, Sports Editor November 17, 2023

The components of fantasy sports are quite contradicting; they use stats from real athletes in real time to build make-believe teams that fill leagues across America. It conjoins casual players with serious...

Lifting a sheet, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School principal Jennifer Schmitt and superintendent Dr. Anthony Lewis unveiled the plaque celebrating 100 years of the school. Both a commemoration of the day and the varying names of the school throughout the years can be found on the plaque.

NEWS: Central Centennial

Eli Roust, Photographer/Reporter November 16, 2023

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School [LMCMS] celebrated its 100th anniversary of the building on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The building was originally a high school constructed as a WWI memorial, and...

Security guard Demetrius Kemp poses with Free state therapy dog Wayne and new addition Marlo along with students at the Trunk-or-Treat.

FEATURE: Dog Tales

Isabella Bobey, Reporter November 14, 2023

On Oct. 16, Marlo was brought to school by security guard Demetrius Kemp. Students have enjoyed this newest addition to the school and hope to see a lot more of Marlo. “Having a therapy dog in our...

Senior Kyle Graves loads his swing at a varsity game Mar. 31, 2023.

SPORTS: KSHSAA Baseball Increase Games

Grant Lincoln, Reporter November 13, 2023

As of Sept. 13, 2023, the Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 42-17 in favor of extending the baseball season to 26 games, after rejecting the proposal in a vote last...

REVIEW: The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

REVIEW: The Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

Emi Stone, Reporter November 13, 2023

After a long awaited eight to ten years, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie came out on Oct. 27. Many fans had mixed reviews over the film, some liked it, some did not. As a Five Nights at Freddy’s...

SPORTS: KU beats Oklahoma

SPORTS: KU beats Oklahoma

Mason Lester, Reporter November 10, 2023

Recently the University of Kansas [KU] football team faced off against the Oklahoma Sooners, the number six seed in the AP polls (9/23). After KU came off of a not so great game against Oklahoma State,...

Dancing across the stage, sophomore Joy Malin lifts a rose in the air.

NEWS: Bright Star the Fall Musical

Eli Roust, Photographer/Reporter November 10, 2023

After months of preparation and work, the theater department put on “Bright Star.” For director Bryce Jones, being able to get as many people involved was one of the number one goals. “The biggest...

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